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Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

KITTANNING — Armstrong County Commissioners on Thursday recognized a local church and area businesses for coming to the aid of Superstorm Sandy victims.

Commissioners David Battaglia, Robert Bower and Richard Fink adopted a proclamation recognizing the generosity of Armstrong residents who helped provide portable generators to residents in New Jersey.

Those recognized were the Concord Presbyterian Church and Sunday School, of Dayton; Elderton State Bank; Town & Country Generators, of Spaces Corners in Valley Township; Ralph E. Williamson Trucking, of Dayton; Wood Chevrolet, of Plumville; Zorko's Alternator Service, of Home.

Fink acknowledged that other organizations and groups also rallied to help victims and mentioned Manor Fire Department's recent donation of a used fire truck and equipment to a volunteer fire department in Ship Bottom, N.J.

“Let us know (about people who helped) and we'll be glad to recognize those groups who stand up to help their fellow Americans,” Battaglia said.

In other matters, commissioners:

• Approved the agreement between the county and Senior Service America Inc., for the continuation of the older worker program which assists those 55 and older with work training and employment.

• Approved the appointment of Thomas Deal, of Ford City, to consumer representative on the advisory board of the Area Agency on Aging. His term will run from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2015.

• Approved the reappointments of Victoria Benton, of Kittanning, to organization/agency representative and William McCall, of Parker, to locally elected official on the advisory board of the Area Agency on Aging from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2015.

• Approved the appointment of Anthony C. Roppolo, of Leechburg, to the board of the Tri-County Workforce Investment Board for a term to expire Sept. 30, 2015.

• Approved the re-appointment of Todd Crissman, of Kittanning, to the county's Housing Authority for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2018.

• Voted 3-0 to award ta $3,871 contract to George's Moving in Cranberry for moving the office of Armstrong 911 to its new location near the Armsdale Center in Rayburn.

Ronald Baustert, 911 coordinator, said the move is planned for the first quarter of the new year. Moving will take place in three stages to prevent any interruption in services, he said.

• Voted 3-0 to award a $25,285 contract to Eastern Elevator Services, of Windber, to upgrade the Armstrong County Health Center Elevator Service.

Brigid Beatty is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-543-1303 or

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